Lionel Messi’s father has confirmed that a decision on the World Cup winner’s future will be made on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer and wants to return to Barcelona, with father Jorge, recently meeting with Blaugrana president Joan Laporta at the Camp Nou to discuss an emotional return.
After that meeting, Jorge confirmed Messi wants to return to Barcelona and is optimistic a deal can be struck, but the 35-year-old has also been offered an eye-watering contract in Saudi Arabia that would make him the highest-paid player on the planet.
George later confirmed Gigantes FC A final decision on Messi’s future will be made immediately, with LaLiga expected to approve Barcelona’s financial feasibility plan.
“The decision will be known this Tuesday or Wednesday,” George confirmed.
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Jorge later admitted that it is difficult to say where Messi will play next season, stressing that a return to Barcelona depends on whether the La Liga champions can actually offer him a contract.
Barcelona have exceeded their salary cap and have been barred from adding extra wages by La Liga, who have accepted a viability plan from the Blaugrana in an attempt to win the go-ahead to make moves this summer.
90 minutes Their transfer wishes are expected to be given the green light soon, but Barcelona have plenty of other business to attend to. Registering the contracts of Gavi and Ronald Araujo, their senior extensions are still technically unofficial.
Barcelona also plan to recruit centre-back Inigo Martinez, who will leave the Athletic club as a free agent this summer, if a final decision is made on Messi’s future, and they want to sign Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer.
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